Maxine Beneba Clarke

Clarke, Maxine Beneba

Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of two poetry collections and Foreign Soil, a collection of short stories, which was the winner of the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award. As a spoken word performer, Maxine’s work has been delivered on stages and airways, and in festivals across the country. She is currently working on a memoir and was awarded the 2014 Hazel Rowley fellowship to research her family history. Clarke’s visit to China is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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